After the Head of House drinks on Wednesday, the whole school came together the same evening for the annual Reflection Video; a 30 minute dive into the events of the year. There were pictures and short video sequences from the year’s Cultural Evenings, and teachers said their last greetings to us Secondyears. Especially the words of Julie, my tutor and our only Geography teacher, were very dear to me: “I hope that you don’t become… if you do become a banker, I hope that you become a banker that is more of an environmentally inclined banker. I just hope that you do something, and I’m sure you will, do something that helps reduce these massive gaps that we look at in Geography, that exist between people on this planet at the moment. The world and the people on it need a lot of support so I’m hoping that whatever it is that you do, that you’re doing it to support equality.”
Though you may, as an outsider, not understand some of the jokes in this video; I do recommend to watch it and indulge in the memories of my 2nd year at LPC. Whoever you are, and wherever in life you may find yourself, much of the advice in this video will be applicable to anyone out there. So sit back, and enjoy!
After the video, the Firstyears had prepared an absolutely stunning surprise for us Secondyears. Little by little their whole year group stood up, singing Rent’s “Seasons of Love” to us at the top of their lungs. It was completely unexpected – and blew our minds. It was nothing less than a love song, from the whole Class of 2014 to us graduating students.“Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes – How do you measure, measure a year? […] It’s time now, to sing out, though the story never ends: Let’s celebrate, remember a year in the life of friends. Remember the love, oh, you got to, you got to remember the love…” It was heart melting and breaking at once; indescribable, overwhelming and incredibly strong. Many of us Secondyears broke into tears (as you can see in the video below) and laughter at the same time, unable to control our emotions much longer. It was the sweetest thing our Firstyears could have done for us.
Dearest Firstyears, yes, of course we will remember the love. How could we forget it?! Thank you for everything, thank you so much. We love you.
Oh and thank you to Eli, our Y1 student from the US, for creating this video!